The Trini seasoned chicken and Parmesan cheese aroma from the Baked Parmesan Chicken wafted from the oven and filled the entire kitchen. As I removed the foil, the tasty treat revealed itself in all its splendorous deliciousness. Melted cheese covered the chicken taking on a light brown colour. I was eager to take a taste: I was already salivating with knife in hand and only common sense was holding me back from getting burnt.... Baked Parmesan chicken was a recipe that would be getting quite some rotation on the menu in my kitchen. But, that was not always the case........
Parmesan Cheese and Chicken?
Baked Parmesan chicken? My initial thoughts on this when I first saw the recipe was "chicken and cheese?" I would have never thought that this could be a beautiful pairing. Actually, this was my first time I ever used Parmesan cheese for anything...I always had in my mind that, that was the expensive cheese "those people" would use in their hoytee toytee cooking lol!! Normally, I would pass it straight in the frozen section of the supermarket every time and would never ever touch it.
And too besides, it was already expensive and "we trini cheese from New Zealand" was all that I ever wanted in my macaroni pie, hops and cheese and cheese paste. *Trini cheese from New Zealand hahahahaha!!* How much more ignorant could I have been at that time lol!! Don't worry I'm more knowledgeable since that episode hahaha!!
The Uniqueness of Baked Parmesan Chicken
Now after this baked chicken smothered in Parmesan cheese, and me just passing by the fridge now and again to take a small piece for experimental purposes lol!!! I've finally come to embrace the milky, semi sharp, hard texture of Parmesan cheese.
Dem boyz in Italy know what dey doin' man lol!
So, now I incorporate it in my cooking: in homemade pizza, cheese sauce and salads and no one is complaining at all, so I think we have a winner....Parmesan cheese is here to stay. Yay!!!
*in a hushed voice* "...and now yuh boy does pass in de supermarket and take up one or two pieces of Parmesan cheese and put in he basket quietly while closing he eye 'cause he doh want to see de price lol!!"
I'm laughing at my own writing lol!! .....
Anyhow, I hope you like the baked Parmesan chicken done trinistyle with extra cheese: my favourite! It also is great with a salad. As usual, I like doing the recipes in it's simplest possible form so that you could add your twist to the dish. If you do, why not send me a line; I just might post it on the site 🙂 OK! OK! Ah talkin too much again! Here's Baked Parmesan Chicken.
Baked Parmesan Chicken
BAKED PARMESAN CHICKEN
2 chicken legs and 2 chicken thighs, seasoned and marinated with skin on
1 ½ cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
1 tsp. oregano
3 leaves chadon beni, chopped
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. parsley
2 tsp. thyme
2 tsp. black pepper
2 tsp. paprika
2 tbsp oil
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Separate the legs from the thighs. Season and marinate chicken for at least 3 hours.
Note: I used our famous green seasoning along with some chadon beni, garlic, onion etc. to season the chicken. You can add your own blend of seasonings.
Place pot over medium flame and add oil.
Add chicken in hot oil and brown on both sides for about 4 minutes (i.e. 2 mins each side)
Place chicken in greased dish, cover with foil and bake for 30 - 45 minutes at 350 degrees F.
While your chicken is baking, mix all the seasonings with the cheese.
After 30 minutes remove foil and sprinkle half of the cheese over the chicken.
Cover back with the foil and bake for 10 minutes.
Afterward turn the chicken over and sprinkle the rest of parmesan cheese.
Cover with foil and bake for 10 more minutes or until cheese has melted.
Baked Parmesan chicken
- 2 chicken leg and thigh
- 1 ½ cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
- 1 tsp. oregano
- 3 leaves chadon beni chopped
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 tsp. parsley
- 2 tsp. thyme
- 2 tsp. black pepper
- 2 tsp. paprika
- 2 tbsp oil
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Place pot over medium flame and add oil Add chicken in hot oil and brown on both sides for about 4 minutes (i.e. 2 mins each side)
- Place chicken in greased dish, cover with foil and bake for 30 - 45 minutes at 350 degrees F.
- While your chicken is baking, mix all the seasonings with the cheese. Toss well and set aside.
- After 30 minutes remove foil and sprinkle half of the cheese over the chicken. Cover back with the foil and bake for 10 minutes.
- Afterward turn the chicken over and sprinkle the rest of Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 10 more minutes or until cheese has melted. Serve cool.
Well that's it for another delicious recipe. Hope you try this in time for your Sunday lunch.
More to come as usual.
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